Their pleas for help have been met with skepticism from groups that have long called for tougher industry oversight. One of the largest non-bank mortgage companies reported $2 billion in revenue last year.
With states having closed down businesses and advised against big gatherings, large-scale film and television production has come to halt, leaving purveyors of entertainment to find fresh ways both to create and distribute their work.
The Defense Department has asked that the case be remanded back to it after a judge in the Court of Federal Claims found it had made an evaluation mistake when it awarded a sought-after defense contract to Microsoft. Amazon is fighting the order asking that all of its allegations be evaluated.
Faced with a rapidly spreading virus, health authorities say they have few options but to rely on a for-profit class of largely unknown middlemen. But the frenzy is also helping drive up costs and forcing already strained hospital leaders to vet suppliers for counterfeits and scams.